The BET Awards '10 Welcomes Grammy(R) Award-Winning Artist Kanye West to the Stage in His First Awards Show Performance Since 2009
NEW YORK, June 9 -- The 10 year celebration of the BET Awards '10 is promising to be bigger and better than ever. Each year The BET Awards continuously delivers memorable performances and this year is no different. Guaranteed to be the biggest night in television, BET is proud to announce and welcome Kanye West to the stage; making this his first major awards show appearance since his appearance on the 2009 MTV VMAs. While West received much backlash and criticism following the VMAs, BET decided to give the multifaceted performer a spot in music history during its 10 year anniversary special. Viewers can anticipate a dynamic comeback performance. Newly added performances also include Ludacris, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Drake and many more.
Also, slated to perform are T.I., Diddy-Dirty Money, Nicki Minaj, and Trey Songz. The BET Awards '10 will be hosted by Queen Latifah and some presenters confirmed are Taraji P. Henson, and Mike Epps, as well as this year's Humanitarian Award will be given to John Legend.
The BET Awards '10 airs live, Sunday, June 27th 8:00 PM*, from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Don't miss it!
Stay tuned for more performances and presenter updates for this year's BET Awards by logging on to www.bet.com.
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